While Venezuelans are desperate to find food (see links at the end of this post), their president, Nicolás Maduro, saw fit to spend $100,000 on a cake to celebrate the birthday of a dead man — his predecessor in criminal government and actor Sean Penn’s best bud, Hugo Chavez.
ZeroHedge reports, July 30, 2016:
The cake is a recreation of the “Cuartel de la Montana”, the palace that Chavez famously stormed in 1992 as an army commander to protest Carlos Andres Perez’s government.
According to a local newspaper, the following ingredients were used to make the cake — all in short supply in Venezuela’s supermarkets:
- 720 eggs
- 23 kilos of butter
- 90 kilos of flour
- 90 kilos of sugar
- 44 gallons of milk
While it is true that it was the Venezuelan people who had bought into the socialist pipe-dream and elected Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro, even fools don’t deserve to starve while their president, who can lose a few pounds, and the political élite eat cake.
And still not a peep from Sean Penn.
- Venezuela is shutting down
- Apocalyptic Venezuela: 5,000 loot supermarket; president declares state-of-emergency
- Socialist Venezuela into the abyss: people are killing pets for food
- This is Venezuela: Mob burns a man alive over $5
- Socialist Hugo Chavez died with a family fortune worth $2 billion
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds